Congresswoman Barbara Lee was first elected to represent California's ninth Congressional District in 1998. In addition to being one of Congress' most vocal opponents to the war in Iraq, she has been a leader in promoting policies that foster international peace, security and human rights.
Congresswoman Lee is a graduate of Mills College and UC/Berkeley. Prior to being elected to Congress, she served in the California legislature for eight years. Congresswoman Lee is currently serving as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.